BEYOND UNI

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Beyond uni

Beyond Uni connects students to events, resources and opportunities to develop skills and knowledge to improve their employability and work readiness and to learn about and experience the profession in ways they may not have the opportunity to at university.

With local and national events occurring and opportunities to connect virtually there is something for everyone. The page is always being updated so check out the program below.

SONA members in each state will have access to the below local events:

Portfolio review session

Speed dating for portfolios – students get to meet different architects and receive feedback on their portfolio and/or advice on starting out 

Multiplex Head Quarters | BVN | Photographer: Sharyn Cairns

CV & mock interview tips and tricks session  

Panel discussion with recent grad, Architect, HR professional – CVs & interview advice/examples with break out session for mock interviews.

Sculptform Design Studio | Woods Bagot | Photographer: Peter Bennetts

OFFICE CRAWL

Coordinate offices visit 1-3 local architecture firms – networking and learning more about local practices.

INDUSTRY CONNECTIONS OFFICE CRAWL

Coordinate a meetup/tour of professional’s architects will collaborate with in practice – e.g. Urban Planners, Interior architects, joiners, lighting professionals.

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Photographer: SA Chapter | Superstudio 2021

The Nationally coordinated elements of the program will include:  

Virtual portfolio review session  

Speed dating for portfolios on zoom– students get to meet different architects and receive feedback on their portfolio and/or advice on starting out. Inclusive for our online or regionally based SONA members.

Virtual Talks 

A monthly talk, guest speakers are invited to cover a relevant topic or issues related to job seeking/readiness and important practice-related conversations such as indigenous architecture. Online talks would be recorded and made available only to members through the SONA online community.

Talks:  Mondays 5.30pm  
25 July – Intro to portfolios – follow on with portfolio review   
29 August – Understanding the industry (AACA, boards, CPD, PALS) & Working as an Architects  
26 September – architect- procurement, tenders, all that jazz (+how to keep the design as a priority)  
24 October – Collaboration in Architecture (Collaborative Practice) 
28 November – Specialisations in architecture –  Architectural narrative in Heritage projects, residential, education, public/landscape.

Ask Me Anything  

Invite speakers from the online talk to the SONA online community to continue the conversations and engage in an Ask Me Anything discussion.  

SA Chapter | Superstudio 2021

The Nationally coordinated elements of the program will include:  

Virtual portfolio review session  

Speed dating for portfolios on zoom– students get to meet different architects and receive feedback on their portfolio and/or advice on starting out. Inclusive for our online or regionally based SONA members.

Virtual Talks 

A monthly talk, guest speakers are invited to cover a relevant topic or issues related to job seeking/readiness and important practice-related conversations such as indigenous architecture. Online talks would be recorded and made available only to members through the SONA online community.

Talks:  Mondays 5.30pm  
25 July – Intro to portfolios – follow on with portfolio review   
29 August – Understanding the industry (AACA, boards, CPD, PALS) & Working as an Architects  
26 September – architect- procurement, tenders, all that jazz (+how to keep the design as a priority)  
24 October – Collaboration in Architecture (Collaborative Practice) 
28 November – Specialisations in architecture –  Architectural narrative in Heritage projects, residential, education, public/landscape.

Ask Me Anything  

Invite speakers from the online talk to the SONA online community to continue the conversations and engage in an Ask Me Anything discussion.